Virgin Australia Cargo relocated to freight facility

Those dropping off pets can access the new location via Sinclair Place
December 24, 2020

Virgin Australia Cargo have relocated to Unit 1 of our Freight Handling Facility at Sinclair Place.

The new space offers a purpose-built facility with direct airside access, a dedicated car park and is located on a quiet roadway with easy vehicle access.  

For those picking up or dropping off animals, continue along Gruber Road past the airport and turn left onto Sinclair Place. Virgin Australia Cargo are located at Unit 1, 4 Sinclair Place (the freight shed closest to the turning circle). Signage is in place on the gate to help find the right location.

Camera traps are also used to monitor the movements and better understand the behaviour of animals in the airport environment.  

Since the installation of camera traps in early 2016, images collected have shown that many threatened species use the environment around and within the airport boundary including the Tasmanian Devil, the Spotted quoll and the Tasmanian bettong.

We recognise our role in protecting the biodiversity of the airport and Tasmania more broadly and are confident this technology will assist us in doing so.

Environment Manager Kirsten Leggett

Initial testing of virtual fencing devices in Tasmania has seen a 50 per cent reduction in road kill deaths over a three-year period and has been instrumental in protecting the remaining Tasmanian Devil population.

The virtual fencing will be monitored by Hobart Airport’s environment team to capture and report data on the rates of roadkill deaths in the area and better understand the behaviour of the animals that call the airport home.

“We’re building better facilities and a better airport to serve our community”
Sarah Renner
Hobart Airport CEO